• Ruth Hussey

    1911 - 2005

    Ruth Hussey (1911 - 2005)

    Hussey was born in Providence, Rhode Island, October 30, 1911. She was also known as Ruth Carol O’Rourke Her father, George R. Hussey, died of the Spanish flu in 1918 when she was seven years old. Ten years later, her mother married a family friend, William O’Rourke, who had worked at the family’s mail-order silver […]

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  • Ruth Maleczech

    1939 - 2013

    Ruth Maleczech (1939 - 2013)

    Maleczech was born in Cleveland, Ohio as Ruth Sophia Reinprecht to Yugoslavian immigrant parents, a steel worker and a seamstress and raised in Phoenix, Arizona.  Maleczech was the first in her family to attend college, beginning theater studies at UCLA at 16. From there she went to San Francisco to work, first, with Herbert Blau […]

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  • Ruth Nelson

    1905 - 1992

    Ruth Nelson (1905 - 1992)

    Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Nelson was the daughter of vaudeville actress Eva Mudge. She attended Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles and went on to study at the American Laboratory Theatre in New York City during the early 1920s. Nelson made her New York City stage debut as a member of the theatre collective […]

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  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

    1927 - 2013

    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (1927 - 2013)

    Ruth Prawer was born in Cologne, Germany to Jewish parents Marcus and Eleanora (Cohn) Prawer. Marcus was a lawyer who moved to Germany from Poland to escape conscription and Eleanora’s father was cantor of Cologne’s largest synagogue. Her father was accused of communist links, arrested and then released and she witnessed the violence unleashed against […]

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  • Ruth Robinson Duccini

    1918 - 2014

    Ruth Robinson Duccini (1918 - 2014)

    Ruth Robinson Duccini Ruth Duccini (July 23, 1918 – January 16, 2014) was an American actress and the penultimate surviving Munchkin from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Duccini was the last surviving female performer from the film. Her role in the film as a Munchkin villager was not credited. Her most recent appearances […]

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  • Ruth Roman

    1922 - 1999

    Ruth Roman (1922 - 1999)

    Ruth Roman was born to Lithuanian-Jewish parents, Mary Pauline (née Gold) and Abraham Roman. Her mother was a dancer and her father a barker in a carnival that they owned at Revere, Massachusetts. She had two sisters, Ann and Eve. Her father died when Ruth was eight, and her mother sold the carnival. As a girl, […]

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  • Ruth Sobotka

    1925 - 1967

    Ruth Sobotka (1925 - 1967)

    The daughter of prominent Austrian architect and interior designer, Walter Sobotka (1888–1972) and Viennese actress, Gisela Schönau, Ruth Sobotka immigrated to the United States from Vienna with her parents in 1938. She studied set design at The University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. After studying at the School of American […]

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  • Ruth Stone

    1915 - 2011

    Ruth Stone (1915 - 2011)

    She was born in Roanoke, Virginia. She raised three daughters alone after her husband, professor Walter Stone, committed suicide in 1959. She wrote that her poems are “love poems, all written to a dead man” whose death caused her to “reside in limbo” with her daughters. For twenty years she traveled the US, teaching creative […]

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  • Ruth Warrick

    1916 - 2005

    Ruth Warrick (1916 - 2005)

    She was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri in 1916 (as per her son and the 1930 U.S. census, dated April 3, 1930, which gives her age as 13 as of that date). Her parents were Fred R. & Annie L. Warrick. By writing an essay in high school called “Prevention and Cure of Tuberculosis”, Warrick […]

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  • Ryan Dunn

    1977 - 2011

    Ryan Dunn (1977 - 2011)

    Ryan Dunn Dunn took part in the characteristic stunts that made Jackass famous, and featured in all three released films, Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two and Jackass 3D.  In 2006, Dunn and Bam Margera participated in the Gumball 3000 road rally in Margera’s Lamborghini Gallardo. He later went on a tour with Don Vito […]

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  • Ryan Paul Freel

    1976 - 2012

    Ryan Paul Freel (1976 - 2012)

    Freel attended Tallahassee Community College and was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round of the 1994 amateur entry draft, but did not sign. A year later, he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 10th round of the 1995 amateur draft. Freel played 6 seasons in the Toronto minor league system before making his Major […]

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  • Ryan White

    1971 - 1990

    Ryan White (1971 - 1990)

    Ryan White was born at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana, to Jeanne Elaine Hale and Hubert Wayne White. He was circumcised and the bleeding would not stop. When he was three days old, doctors diagnosed him with severe hemophilia A, a hereditary blood coagulation disorder associated with the X chromosome, which causes even […]

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